Rules of Classic Free Blackjack Game and Casino Version

Classic blackjack is a game that is played using a standard deck of cards that should be shuffled before every game starts. The rules of the game are repeated in every casino and free blackjack game out there, and our game is no exception. The goal in this game would be to beat the dealer and this can be done by getting at least one point better hand as compared to the dealer without going past 21 or by the dealer having cards that have a total which is more than 21 and this is also referred to as the dealer going bust.

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In this game all the cards from 2 to 10 retain the values indicated on them. The Ace card either represents 1 or 11, the jack, queens and kings cards represent 10. A hand is known as a natural or a blackjack if a players gets the first two cards that represent 1 and 10. When this happens the player must stand and they will not be allowed to receive any more cards. If its the dealer who has received the blackjack all the players who will not be having blackjack will have lost including those who have hands that total 21. It will be referred to as “pushed” when a player and a dealer tie. In this case the original bet of the player will be returned to them.

In classic blackjack a player is allowed to take another card until they decide to stop with what they have or they bust. When the player decides to stop with the cards they already have they are supposed to stand. Players are only allowed to “double down” on a hand if they have values of 9, 10 or 11. In this case the bet amount will be doubled and they will receive an additional card and they should then stand. Players are also allowed to “split” only if they receive two similar cards with the same denomination as opposed to card with similar values. This will mean if a player receives a card with the number ten and a jack they cannot split, but they can only split if they get two cards with the number ten or two jacks. It is also possible to split two aces but only if the player draws a number ten card immediately after splitting the aces and this will not be considered as a blackjack.

In classic blackjack, unlike other free blackjack games you may find here, is also allowed to only split once per hand. Players are also allowed to take “insurance” in case the casino dealer draws an ace as the first card and this is where they place a bet that is equal to half of their original bet. This insurance allows players to win at odds of 2:1 and even if they lose to a dealer’s blackjack. The player will only lose this insurance bet if the dealer doesn’t get a blackjack. In classic blackjack there is no option to surrender, as it is in our free black jack game. The dealer must hit on all hands if their cards total is 16 or less and include their soft hands if their cards total is between 17 and 21.